just a couple examples of what shoppers came face to face with in years past. The "Go get 'em" award has to go to Brandon. This 4 year
old is something to behold and I can't wait to write that story with Brenda,
Gail and mom's help... forgive me for not having captions yet bit some
are on the website tonight and more digital images are on the way. From
Vicki's reports, you all truly outdid yourselves and I've only seen a few of
these images so far.
On top of that, you're all
itching for details on future missions. Please know that we will need each and every one of you in
various roles. Things will move very fast, some via phone, emails and
forms that will confirm each task. Unlike the flexibility of most our
projects, there are some things that require special leadership and knowing that the task will be done without any oversight by
others. I hope you'll all bear with us as we fill these roles based on
planning that's gone on over the past several weeks with others you've yet to
Only critical items
will come to the group via e-mail. I'll try to keep that to a minimum
and there will be little time to review a lot of suggestions (like the mail
box full of them tonight). We're still working of having several face to
face work sessions this coming week, but even that will seem disjointed due to
peoples work schedules. And yes... I have that day job that got put
aside more than I could afford to last week. I'll be in and out Monday,
so don't be upset if my cell phone calls are short or I ask you to call me back
in a few minutes.
I can think of no better way to sum up this
weekend and thanking you all again, seems redundant somehow. Today
however, we had another opportunity to reach hundreds of families and witness
their loved ones honored with Purple Hearts, Bronze Stars and other
The opportunity to visit with some of the families and their
loved ones was truly a humbling experience. Over 400 special flyers were given
to these folks with our representing you and your efforts this weekend. You'll
all have that opportunity next week and it's what you worked so hard for this
Not on Sacramento? Not
sure what you could do to help?
We will ALWAYS Remember and HONOR Them
of you have experienced tragedy in your lives or had dear friends that have.
Many of the people we honor will also be working side by side with
you. Some give of themselves to ease the worry that fills their waking
hours every day.
Each of you are special agents to a deeper purpose...
one I feel the Lord has placed in our hands. The duty to send a message
to those fines family members who serve in a hostile world... a message that
we support them, pray for them and love them like as own. Should that
fateful day befall their family, we may have delivered that message... to that
far away place that hungers for news from home. It will have been a
message we can all be proud of... that America cares... we care!
You will know the pain but know also, you have
brought a smile to a face that needed it. What greater gift... what
greater honor... than to have served here at home, in some small but
meaningful way. You, my new friends... are the yellow ribbons... in actions and
God bless you all... God bless America.